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Articles By Jason Giacchino - Contributing Editor

Jason Giacchino
Jason Giacchino
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A freelancer and published novelist Jason is currently the editor in chief of Mountain Bike Tales digital magazine and holds a State University of New York degree in applied science with a minor in journalism. When not hunched over a computer monitor, he can be found playing outside in the suburbs of Buffalo, New York.

Backroad Ramblings July 2008

Friday, August 1, 2008
Our rambling man tries his hand at chasing down his friend's new Ducati 999 with a DR650. The results are this month's edition of Backroad Ramblings.

Backroad Ramblings June 2008

Friday, June 27, 2008
This month our Rambling Man ponders the benefits of not jumping into the vintage motorcycle scene, where patience and time sometimes take the place of riding.

Backroad Ramblings May 2008

Thursday, May 29, 2008
The Rambling Man falls victim to his own eagerness when his friend calls telling him he had just purchased one of BMW's most anticipated motorcycles - the F800GS.

Backroad Ramblings April 2008

Friday, April 25, 2008
In search of a road-legal dual-sport motorcycle our Rambling Man almost finds the perfect ride... almost.

Backroad Ramblings March 2008

Thursday, March 27, 2008
MotorcycleUSA's Rambling Man examines his yearly Spring compulsion to run out and buy a race replica sportbike.

Backroad Ramblings February 2008

Friday, February 29, 2008
While many think that riding in upstate New York during winter is nigh impossible, a friend of the Rambling Man may have just discovered a motorcycle that is up to the task.

Backroad Ramblings January 2008

Sunday, January 20, 2008
Are you normal? Take our Rambling Man's free online motorcycle test to find out.

Backroad Ramblings December 2007

Friday, December 28, 2007
Winter in New York has driven our Rambling Man into the shop where he ruminates on the previous riding season and ponders the eternal question of why we ride.

Backroad Ramblings November 2007

Friday, November 30, 2007
Indian summer inspires one last off-road excursion for our Rambling Man, but all he got for his trouble was a lot of kicking and cussing.

Backroad Ramblings October 2007

Thursday, October 11, 2007
With fall approaching and opportunities to ride dwindling, The Rambling Man embarks on his annual 'farewell to summer' ride with friends.

Backroad Ramblings September 2007

Friday, September 7, 2007
The Rambling Man's diatribe this month addresses do-it-yourself projects and the frustrations motorcycle electronics can pose.

Backroad Ramblings August 2007

Thursday, August 9, 2007
In this month's Backroad Ramblings, Giacchino travels to the picturesque Alleghany Mountains for an adventure touring journey he won't soon forget.

Backroad Ramblings July 2007

Friday, July 13, 2007
Riders looking for a bargain bike online or in the classifieds, had better read the Rambling Man's helpful guide as he deciphers the cryptic classified codes.

Backroad Ramblings June 2007

Friday, June 15, 2007
The Rambling Man has held off on the temptation to replace his R6 but the beckon of riding season has him longing for a new Inline-Four.

Backroad Ramblings May 2007

Friday, May 11, 2007
Somehow our Rambling man gets talked out of yard work by his riding buddy for his first-ever ride of the season on his Suzuki quad.

Backroad Ramblings April 2007

Thursday, April 12, 2007
Our rambling man gets cosmic when pondering the significance of his two-wheeled obstacles. The Benefits of Insignificance.

Backroad Ramblings March 2007

Thursday, March 15, 2007
The Rambling Man steps up to the task of selling his uncle's 2004 Harley-Davidson Road King Custom in the riding off-season in frozen upstate New York.

Backroad Ramblings February 2007

Thursday, February 15, 2007
Our Rambling man likes motorcycles, as you know, but occasionally dirt machines with more than two wheels enters his thoughts and his garage.

Backroad Ramblings January 2007

Thursday, January 11, 2007
Our Rambling Man Giacchino tests the waters of Internet trade and barter as he tries to sell a 1980 KZ750 and stay in the good graces of his girlfriend.

Backroad Ramblings December 2006

Friday, December 15, 2006
Like many gearheads, our Rambling man will have visions of 1098s dancing through his head this Christmas... Among other pressing motorcycle-related questions.